Danone Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Food Company

Danone has acquired 39 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 12 assets.

Danone’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired The WhiteWave Foods for $12.5B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2007, when it sold Groupe Danone - Biscuits & Cereal Products Business to Mondelez International for $6.0B. Danone has acquired in 7 different US states, and 21 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (61%) and beverages (29%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity50
    • M&A Buy Activity38
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 21
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22
  • M&A Advisors 1

Danone

Danone S.A.

17, Boulevard Haussmann,
Paris, 75009
France,
+33 1 44 35 20 20
www.danone.com

Danone is a food & beverage company built on four businesses: Essential Dairy and Plant-Based Products, Waters, Early Life Nutrition, and Medical Nutrition. Danone was founded in 1899 and is based in Paris, France.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 38 - - - - - 38
vol $13.1B $13.1B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 9 2 - 1 - - 12
vol $6.4B $875M $7.3B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Earthbound Farm LLC 2019-04-11 - Divestiture
San Juan Bautista, California · www.earthboundfarm.com
Stonyfield Farm, Inc. 2017-07-03 875M USD Divestiture
Manchester, New Hampshire · www.stonyfield.com
Nutricia Deva a.s. 2017-01-31 - Secondary Buyout
Nové Město nad Metují, Czech Republic · www.deva.cz
The WhiteWave Foods Co. 2016-07-07 12.5B USD Merger
Denver, Colorado · www.whitewave.com
Michel et Augustin S.A. 2016-06-28 - Stake Purchase
Paris, France · www.micheletaugustin.com
Centrale Laitiere S.A. 2014-11-03 - Stake Purchase
Casablanca, Morocco
The YoCrunch Co. LLC 2013-08-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Naugatuck, Connecticut · www.YoCrunch.com
Fan Milk International A/S 2013-06-24 - Stake Purchase
Aalborg, Denmark · www.fanmilk.com
Nurture, Inc. (dba Happy Family) 2013-05-13 - Add-on Acquisition
New York,, New York · www.happyfamilybrands.com
Sırma Group 2013-05-06 - Stake Purchase
, Turkey
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Bolshevik OAO 1994-09-19 Chok and Rolls Co. 2004-01-26 1
Moscow, Russia , Russia

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Food 23 (61%) 12.6B (96%) 7 (58%) 7.3B (100%)
Beverages 11 (29%) 158M (1%) 5 (42%) -
Consumer Products 2 (5%) 344M (3%) - -
Distribution 2 (5%) - - -
Total 38 $13.1B 12 $7.3B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 7 12.7B 2 875M
  New Hampshire 1 - 1 875M
  Oregon 1 103M - -
  New York 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 62M - -
  Connecticut 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 12.5B - -
  California - - 1 -
Canada 3 - 2 -
  Quebec 2 - 1 -
  Nova Scotia 1 - - -
  Ontario - - 1 -
France 3 - 2 6.1B
Morocco 3 - - -
New Zealand 1 158M 2 245M
Algeria 2 - - -
Czech Republic 1 - 1 -
Denmark 2 - - -
Ireland 1 - 1 -
Poland 2 - - -
South Africa 2 - - -
Turkey 2 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - 1 -
Australia 1 - - -
India 1 282M - -
Italy - - 1 -
Japan 1 - - -
Mexico 1 - - -
Russia 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Thailand 1 - - -
Ukraine 1 - - -
Domestic 3 (8%) - 2 (17%) 6.1B (85%)
Cross-border 35 (92%) 13.1B (100%) 10 (83%) 1.1B (15%)
Total 38 $13.1B 12 $7.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Atlas Advisors
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $12.5B
$100M to $1B 3 $542M
< $100M 1 $62M
TOTAL $13.1B
Largest The WhiteWave Foods Co.
$12.5B (2016-07-07)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $6.0B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.3B
TOTAL $7.3B
Largest Groupe Danone - Biscuits & Cereal Products Business
$6.0B (2007-07-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
11%
4 (11%)
Strategic(s)
13%
5 (13%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
33%
4 (33%)
Strategic(s)
67%
8 (67%)

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